On your walk today..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Katherine, 5 Aug 2015.

  1. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Today, I drove a couple of miles to the World's End pub in Ecton to start my walk.

    Heading across the Northampton Round, as it's called, I was hopping from tussock to tussock to keep out of the bullock trampled footpath.


    Once through that, I decided not to use the tractor tramlines showing we're the footpath is, and walked around the perimeter of the field.

    Sywell Reservoir. A nice place for a walk, but heaving at weekends and in the summer. Today was nice and quiet.


    A few miles later, I found that the circular walk didn't quite complete the circle, due to drainage works. There was no way past it, so I returned the way I came.


    The café was open, so an ice cream was purchased.

    A pleasant 7+ miles.

  2. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    A 10 mile walk from the house. Found a local village church was open (always locked when go past normally) and had a look round. Lovely stained glass windows and a wonderful organ. Still patches of snow and ice in places.
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  3. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    Took a walk around the local villages, nature reserve and found a couple of geocaches along the way. Bit of a wind for the first half of the walk which calmed down by the halfway point. The four of us have caught the sun too!

    Strava stopped recording so I’ve learnt how to manually upload a route to make up the distance after using Strava’s route planner to work out distance and elevation.

    7.5 happy miles in the sun.
  4. Today's walk was 9992 steps, my plan to stay on the settee for the rest of the day is in jeopardy ^_^

  5. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    A huge rarity for me, a free day on a business trip. I'm in Sydney, so I walked from Coogee via Bondi Beach to Watson Bay. About 15km all in


    Went for a swim in this natural pool



    I got a bit sunburnt. Sorry, couldn't resist mentioning it
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  6. Slow But Determined

    Slow But Determined Nid Yw Cymru Ar Werth!

    Quite a regular 5 mile circuit but timed it to coincide with the maiden approach of the Beluga XL into Hawarden Airport.

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  7. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

  8. Went for a visit to one of the National Trust places fairly local to here, forgot it was half term and subsequently quite busy.

    Dog enjoyed himself anyway...

  9. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    If it was Lyme, we went there on Saturday and it was absolutely packed. We still enjoyed it though.
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  10. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    East Devon
    Last week in fact, on the Brecon Beacons: a 15 mile walk from Hay over Hay Bluff and eventually down to Talgarth. IMG_20190213_133020275_HDR.jpg
  11. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    After a swim (I say 'swim' the place was packed!! ) at the local leisure centre, granddaughter and I went for a walk around Hunsbury Hill, and the old railway there.


    Only a couple of miles, but pleasant in the sunshine.

  12. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    Smashing walk around Sywell Reservoir, with the grandkids, today.


    Misty at first, but the sun soon burned it off.


    Nearly 3 miles in.. They really need to keep up :laugh:


    What tree?? :rolleyes:

    3 miles around the res, another couple in the play area, Sywell Aerodrome and playground.

    They'll sleep well tonight!

  13. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    First bat of the year tonight.

    In February.

    In Manchester.
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  14. Spartak

    Spartak Powered by M&M's

    Not a ride today but my walk today....
    Mods please move if thread exists...? Thanks Mods.

    Myself & a walking pal stayed overnight last night in The YHA at Libanus to give us an early start this morning to walk The Brecon Horseshoe.

    On departing the YH there was some early morning drizzle in the air but this soon stopped as we parked near the Neaudd reservoir.
    We soon started climbing up onto the ridge and the views of the four peaks came into sight, Corn Du, Pen Y Fan, Cribyn & Fan Y Big.

    Our decision to walk on a weekday paid off as there were very few other walkers about.

    It was my first attempt at walking the Horseshoe and what a fantastic day it was with the early cloud clearing to give great vistas in every direction.

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    Last edited: 25 Mar 2019
  15. Salad Dodger

    Salad Dodger Veteran

    Kent Coast
    Yesterday's walk culminated in a pint at a local pub, where a friend was playing with his band. Very good they were, too.

    Today's walk took me to my doctor's, for my annual diabetic eye exam.
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